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Mothering Your Nursing Toddler Paperback – 1 Feb 2000
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I nursed all four of my children as toddlers and delight in recommending this nurturing book. While long-term breastfeeding becomes more popular in the US, Europe and Canada, there is still some confusion and unease about the topic. This book provides a reassuring nod to all mothers who are breastfeeding their toddlers.
Filled with practical tips, real-life stories, quotes from experienced mothers and glorious photos, it is a joy to read.
Handy pointers about typical toddler-feeding issues such as that annoying twiddling, handling your child's verbal public request to nurse, dealing with critics, night-nursing and weaning.
If you currently are nursing your toddler, or if you are considering the journey, this book is worth owning. I have included a recommendation for it in my new book, Gentle Baby Care: Essential Tips for Raising Your Baby.
-- Elizabeth Pantley, author of The No-Cry Sleep Solution.
However I thought that the book was very, very geared to full-time Mums; there was a cursory mention of Mums who work outside the home and what they could do re: expressing / breastfeeding of a toddler but I did not think this subject was covered in nearly enough depth.
For me the book seemed to major an awful lot on modesty / being discreet (even to the point where she presents one option of not nursing in public at all), too. Not that there is anything wrong with that but I do think that perhaps if a few nursing toddlers were a little *less* discreet - if people could tell that they were actually nursing - then the practice might become more commonplace and more accepted.
But apart from this, a great book. (Could probably do with a cover change now though; the smock on the front alone might put some people off!)
Worth every penny!
At times i smiled knowingly such as when she describes training their free hand (which wanders and likes to play with the other breast/ nipple) and how to encourage them away! She also highlights that it is common during the first few months of the first year for nursing to increase which made me relax as i was beginning to think that my son was "de-weaning" from solids at times! All in all i felt much more confident and happier with my decision after reading this book. I'm not sure how long I'll continue to BF for. I'd like my son to wean himself but if you're looking for some advice on breastfeeding toddlers or have concerns about it this book will assuage your fears.
The book is well written, sympathetic and informative.Read more ›
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If you like the Gina Ford way, this is not the book for you. The book promotes following your child's lead & discusses many elements & issues you may have nursing a toddler. Read morePublished on 15 Mar. 2014 by Lala
This book was recommended to me by a La Leche League helpline volunteer after I had contacted them for advice about my 15 month old daughter's breastfeeding a lot at night. Read morePublished on 23 Dec. 2012 by Greyhoundlouise
I was recommended this book when I kept nursing after my son's first birthday. It has lots of useful information, so it is a great source for any mother having doubts on how or... Read morePublished on 24 July 2012 by Teresa Ferreira
This book is more a mission statement than a book of practical advice. It sets out to explain why you should continue nursing after the first year and what to expect. Read morePublished on 27 Aug. 2011 by Esther